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,000 a year. he has so far resisted gop demands for spending cuts to health care or education. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all our tax breaks and then we're asking students to pay higher student loans. >> reporter: even so, democrats worry mr. obama might cave to republicans, their biggest fear, the president will do what he considered in 2011, raise the eligibility age for medicare, a top house democrat monday warned the white house to tread lightly. >> now that would save a lot of money for the federal government and look good on the balance sheet but he's not going to vote for it and i'm not going to vote for it. >> reporter: this is a big part of the story to come. if there's a deal that's a huge break-through but lawmakers still have to vote for it and democrats oppose large structural cuts to medicare and most republicans oppose income tax rates on the so-called wealthy. that's why lawmakers were told not to make big fiscal travel plans because the crisis could go to new year's eve. >> political direc
is under arrest suspected of raping and beating an autistic teenager. the 16-year-old special education student disappeared a week ago after she walked away from a group home in oakland for mentally disabled teens. staff say they followed the girl to the fruitvale bart station but lost sight of her. two days later she was found alone on a bus in san francisco. her dad said she had bruises all around her neck. >> i want this person -- i want him in prison for the rest of his life for what he did and what he did was violent and evil. >> oakland police arrested the suspect. he is identified as gary atkinson, 36 from san francisco. he faces charges including kidnapping and rape. social service workers are investigating if employees at the group home acted appropriately. >>> it's payback time for a bay area politician accused of using his procurement card like a personal slush fund. santa clara county board president george shirakawa has been ordered to immediately repay nearly $13,000 in charges. that's after an internal audit found that he had been billing taxpayers for things such as golf
the unnamed department of education employee spend the bulk of his time posting comments on the "sacramento bee"'s website. he posted nearly 5,000 of them in a year all during business hours. >> he is, you know, using the taxpayer's time to basically voice his opinions on, you know, whatever it was that he, you know, struck his fancy. >> when questioned, the worker claimed that he didn't have enough to do during the day to stay busy. he was never formally disciplined and continued to post until he eventually quit. the department has now installed software to restrict unauthorized employee activity on social media websites. >>> a tumultuous day in michigan as the state's governor signed bills making it the nation's 24th "right to work" state. cbs reporter randall pinkston was in lansing as tens of thousands of union supporters protested at the state capital. >> reporter: police clashed with union supporters who are angry over new legislation that makes michigan a "right to work" state. >> one of them grabbed me by the head and another sprayed me in the face. >> reporter: from the floor to
. ferguson" endorsed inial segregation; "brown v. board of education" ended it in hat ation. today we learned that the next name to make civil rights history may be "hollingsworth v. willy." her court said it will hear the case which could decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. the case centers on a ban on 20me-sex marriage that was passed by california voters in 2008. john blackstone has our lead from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. in many ways, this is bad news for you. >> it's bad news in the sense that if we had-- if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages very quickly within a few days, again, n
, angered by her campaign for edls' education in pakistan. doctors say malala is doing well. tin united states is starting to run out of family doctors. according to the association of american medical colleges, many re retiring and few are taking foir places. it warns by 2020, the shortage acut reach 45,000. the cure may be found where the .roblem is most acute-- down on the farm. .arry petersen reports. >> reporter: 80-year-old dr. earl merkel has been practicing in rural kansas for more than half a century. >> we had people come to the aror and beg me not to quit. ew deporter: but it's hard recruiting new doctors for the lart of america's heart land. o kansas, 97 of its 105 counties are considered underserved. five counties have no doctor at all. >> it's scary because we don't ysve as many physicians as we need. o reporter: so the university of kansas opened up a branch of its medical school in salina, iat it calls the smallest itdical school in america. it's now on its second class of eight students. >> i cannot wait to bond with the people and feel a sense of belonging. >> reporter
for leading the antiapartheid movement. federal education researchers said today that elementary school students in this country have improved their science and math scores, but they're still behind some countries, especially in asia. south korean fourth graders topped the science list with the united states in seventh place. in math, singapore is number one while american fourth graders ranked 11th. while there's no lack of science or math at the air force, apparently. at cape canaveral today the air force launched a mini shuttle, a space plane called the x-37b. it looks like the old shuttle but it's about a quarter of the size and apparently it's unmanned. the mission today is top secret, but the last time the air force launched one of these space planes it stayed in orbit for 15 months. among the holiday decorations all over america, there are none more special than these. where they came from is a story in itself. next. next. not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [
of education which said separate schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. >> this is equivalent to the supreme court take on one of the most devicive sort of exciting constitutional questions of this generation and deciding that they have to issue an opinion on this. >> so, for now gay marriages in california remain on hold. >> that stays in place and will stay in place until they issue their decision which probably won't be until june. >>> gay couples in san francisco's castro district are cautiously optimistic the nation's high court will rule in their favor. cbs 5 spoke with a number of them about the court's decision today. >> i think it will be a close call. the supreme court may be a 5-4 split depending on how kennedy comes down. >> i was married in san francisco in '04, which was very historic. i'm divorced now and i deserve the freedom to divorce. >> that's like the easy way out. >> public opinion seems to be shifting towards acceptance of same sex marriage. in 2011 rare salmon gallop poll found for the first time majority of americans support it.
continues its up ward climb. the chronicle of higher education studied data from 2010 and the median compensation rose about $400,000. that's up nearly 3%. for those of you about to go into college or starting college, may want to think of that for a career. pays pretty well. >> 400 grand, that works for me. >> no kidding that sounds good. thanks so much. >> see you guys. >>> it is 6:48, time to take a look at what's coming up a little bit later on cbs this morning. >>> charlie rose joins us from new york. >> good morning charlie. >>> good morning frank and michelle, president obama and house speaker boehner met on sunday to discuss the fiscal cliff. but are they closer to a deal. jeff emmel will tell us why this needs to be solved now. >>> and we'll hear from senator joe mansion when we see you at 7. >> thank you charlie. >>> a heavy storm is pummeling the upper midwest. 16 inches of snow dumped on the twin cities in minnesota. crews hit the vikings metro dome are crapping up the late to -- cranking up the heat to melt the snow. you may remember the roof collapsed a couple years ago
of the or 8:00 education foundation. i am a director of oracle. >> you are holding a mighty piece of card board there showing how much oracle is giving to the food bank. >> i am. would you like me to do the big reveal? >> i would. only by building up the tension. does oracle set aside the money? this is not the only thing you d right? >> that's right. we do a lot of things. it is a combination of monetary donations from the company. company matching gifts for employee gifts, and employee volunteers. >> perfect. what do you do? how much does this help? what do you do with the money specifically? >> oracle has long been one of our significant partners. they really help us plan for the future. every dollar that is donated to us is for nutritious meals. >> i think it is about time. what do you think? how much did we collect? >> $100,000. >> 100,000. that is as much as we've had all season. we have quite an audience in here and well cheered, by the way. that is a huge contribution. we really appreciate it. how many people is that going to feed? >> we are serving a quarter of a million every mo
in pakistan back in october, where she was campaigning for girls education. >>> and police in britain are talking to australian authorities about a prank call that took a tragic turn. >> a british nurse died on friday, three days after she accepted a call from two radio djs in australia who were impersonating queen elizabeth and prince charles. the nurse transferred that prank call to the ward where kate middleton was recovering from morning sickness. there are unconfirmed reports that the nurse killed herself. australian police confirm they have been contacted by police in london and the company that owns that radio station that started the prank says it will cooperate. >>> wedding bells are ringing in washington state, as couples lined up at midnight to get married. >> same-sex couples gathered to say "i do" as early as 12:01 this morning. hundreds of couples picked up their marriage licenses on thursday, but had to wait until today to officially get hitched. washington became one of the first states to pass same-sex marriage by a popular vote. >>> a south bacon signment car sales l
a ripple effect starting with the state's education budget. phil matier on the threat facing students staid wide. >> if washington doesn't come up with a deal it is not just the federal government that will be going over the fiscal cliff. we were told today that without a deal the states could lose upwards of $7.5 billion. >> we are going to invest in our schools. particularly special
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